lazzaretto

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after Santa Maria di Nazareth or Nazarethum, a maritime quarantine station on an island of the Venetian lagoon (modern name: Lazzaretto Vecchio), with influence of lazzaro (leper), 15th c.

Noun[edit]

lazzaretto m (plural lazzaretti)

  1. A leper hospital
  2. A place of quarantine; a lazaretto

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: lazaretto
  • French: lazaret

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